Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NYS AFL-CIO announces endorsements for state Legislature


, NY (08/16/2010)(readMedia)-- Today, the 2 ½ million member New York State AFL-CIO announced endorsements of candidates for New York State Senate and Assembly.

The endorsements took place at the State Labor Federation's biennial political convention, held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. More than 400 delegates, representing local unions, labor councils and area labor federations throughout the state, were in attendance.

The New York State AFL-CIO will coordinate a grassroots campaign to educate members on labor's position in these races.

The campaigns will consist of member mailings, worksite flyers, phone bank operations and a "labor-to-neighbor" program, where union members visit other members in the area to discuss a particular race.

Educating its members is labor's greatest strength in any campaign. Polling shows that when the New York State AFL-CIO educates its members on issues or candidates, our members support the State Labor Federation's position at a rate of close to 80%.

Attached is a list of the endorsements.

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